Evenline could be one of those bands, one that plays midcard this year and becomes a headliner soon after. Hailing from Paris, France, these guys have come up with a fresh, highly international version of arena rock that could please thousands of young rock fans. And yeah, I think they can also convince many of the older rockers, like me, who will surely recognize talent and professionality.
Both are very well present on this album. With a massive production, intelligent songwriting and varied album, Evenline presents an excellent business card. Besides, they throw in a little present in the form of an ep with nice acoustic versions of some of their songs. Then, there is the artwork, one of the most inspiring album covers I've seen recently. A chair and a bunch of television screens. It can mean a lot.
For example, from that chair, Evenline present their set of influences, from Radiohead to Metallica and from Alter Bridge to Foo Fighters. Somehow, Evenline found a way to blend their influences in a coherent way. Highlights are the single 'Without You', the Deftones meets Daughtry ballad 'Already Gone' and the headbanger 'Hard To Breathe', but all of the tracks show a huge set of skills and experience.
Other bands I often think of are Anathema, Katatonia, Staind, Nickelback and some of the wrestling theme songs. Perhaps, that might sound like something "for the youth" but I would recommend it to any rocker out there. These guys certainly have the skills to make it in today's rock scene. So check it out. At least you will be able to say "I know them before they got big"...